Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and the author of DOROTHY MUST DIE and its digital prequel novellas, NO PLACE LIKE OZ and THE WITCH MUST BURN. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She currently lives in New York City.
PRAISE FOR DOROTHY MUST DIE: "Readers of Baum's books will take special delight in seeing new twists on the old characters, and they will greet the surprise climactic turnabout with the smugness of insiders." -- Kirkus "Dorothy Must Die is kind of the ultimate in girl-powered literature. You've got empowered heroines, sure, but Paige also conjures a formidable villainess in Dorothy and some manipulative lady revolutionaries. Here, women and girls are allowed to be anything. This really is a woman's world." -- Nerdist.com "Gone are the days of rainbows, Lollipop Guilds and pretty much anything to sing about in a major key. For those willing to go on a quest with a heroine more attuned to our times than the Dust Bowl era, there's no place like it." -- USA Today "Debut author Paige doesn't hold back in this fast-paced action novel. Give this cinematic upper-YA novel to fans of A. G. Howard's Splintered, Frank Beddor's Looking Glass Wars, and TV shows such as Once Upon a Time and Grimm." -- School Library Journal "Paige delivers a solid, intense, and strange narrative that draws deeply on its source material." -- Publishers Weekly "Paige is creating a rather brilliantly twisted version of the familiar world of Oz." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Paige has embellished upon the original Wizard of Oz story to create a completely new, even more bizarre Oz and cast of characters. Her world building is fascinating." -- Booklist "For anyone who likes a good story turned on its head, Dorothy Must Die is a must-read." -- Huffington Post "The Wizard of Oz as you've never seen it." -- Teen Vogue "This sequel doesn't lose its momentum one bit...you'll be begging for book three." -- PopCrush.com's "Best YA Books of 2015 (So Far!)" "Paige's world building is intriguing and effectively augments the original world created by L. Frank Baum." -- ALA Booklist